New Delhi: One of the key players of Anna Hazare’s movement against corruption, Arvind Kejriwal is still waiting for the approval of his resignation from Indian Revenue Services (IRS).

Kejriwal is fighting a tough battle as he waits for reply from the Central Government regarding exemption from paying Rs 3 lakh to quit his services.

Kejriwal joined IRS in 1995 and worked as an Additional Commissioner of Income Tax in Delhi. In 2000, he took academic leave of two years from his services twice. While he was on paid leave on the first occasion, on the second instance he was on leave without pay.

According to the service rules, it is necessary to work with the organisation for at least 3 years after coming back from such leave.

But after coming from leave, Kejriwal resigned before completing 3 years of his service in 2006.

Subsequently, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) demanded Rs 3 lakh from Kejriwal for breaking the service rules.

Kejriwal had requested the DoPT to waive off the fine as he can’t afford to pay such an amount.

However, the department is yet to come up with the final decision.

While talking to the reporters Kejriwal said “I hope DoPT responds to my plea soon… I am ready to face any decision.”

JPN/Bureau